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Healthy Homemade Gluten-Free Chex Mix Recipe (Vegan!)

How to make crunchy, healthy vegan, and gluten-free Chex Mix with your favorite snack foods! A twist on a nostalgic party food with health benefits– a great snack for any occasion! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: snacks
Keyword: chex mix, gluten free chex mix, healthy chex mic, homemade chex mix, vegan chex mix, vegan snack mix
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Remy Park


  • 2 cups rice chex or unflavoured gluten free cereal of choice
  • 2 cups gluten free pretzels
  • 2 cups popcorn I used these vegan "cheese" flavoured popcorn
  • 2 cups vegan cheese snack of choice I used these vegan "nacho cheese" sun poppers
  • Pan Toasted Peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts
  • 2 tsp neutral oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • In a large bowl, add all of your ingredients except for the peanut ingredients.
  • Heat a pan over medium high heat and add the oil to the pan.
  • Next add the peanuts and all of the spices and shake the pan to toss to coat. Cook for 5-6 minutes, shaking continuously, until the peanuts are golden brown or toasted to your liking. Let cool.
  • Add the peanuts to the bowl and mix all ingredients with a spoon or with your hands.


Ingredient Swaps

If you don't have all of these ingredients on hand, here are more delicious add-ins to make your own Gluten Free Chex Mix. Source ingredients that sound good to you at grocery stores or online– tweak this recipe to make your own delicious Chex party mix. 
  • You can use almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds instead of peanuts. The pumpkin seeds make a great nut-free swap.
  • Use any kind of cereal you like. I don't recommend anything that's too sweet, though.
  • Swap out pretzels for gluten-free croutons or gluten-free bagel chips.
  • Use any sturdy chip, such as tortilla or pita chips.
  • You can also make your own flavored popcorn using this recipe for Miso Butter Furikake Popcorn (vegan, gluten free)
  • Or, try making Popped Sorghum.
  • Also, if you're short on time, you can always buy pre-seasoned roasted nuts instead of making your own peanuts.

Storage Suggestions

Store leftover party mix in an airtight container or ziptop plastic bag at room temperature for up to a week.